Fenland team slays opposition in dragon boat race

DRAGON boat racing on the River Nene at Peterborough brought out the fighting spirit in Wisbech-based Foster Property Maintenance.

With fellow team members from Accent Nene, a Peterborough housing association, they won the trophy for the best dressed crew and the trophy for raising the most amount of money for the race’s official charity, East Anglian Children’s Hospices.

Team members dressed as clowns for the novice 200 metre rowing race but they were very serious in their determination to succeed. The team finished in third place out of 15 crews.

Having set themselves a target of raising �2,000 in sponsorship money, in total the team raised a massive �3,522.

Sales and marketing manager for Accent Nene, Louise Johnson, said: “We were amazed by the generosity of our sponsors, who ranged from employees and their families through to our contractors and suppliers.”

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Response manager at Foster Property Maintenance Emma Lane, said: “One of our core company values us improving the lives of the people who live in our local communities, particularly those in unfortunate circumstances, and we always enjoy the opportunity to work with our partners to achieve this goal.”

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